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later, edward snowden began releasing revelations about massive surveillance that our government was doing. this kicked off a healthy public debate about how we balance privacy and security. as you heard from greg, it is our mission at rand to improve the quality of public policy decision-making. that is why we brought together this panel. people who have different views. everyone here has deep expertise. we are hoping to have an open discussion. there will be some things and questions they will be unable to answer because of the situations. we will try to guide the discussion over a few topics. we will start with trying to understand what works with intelligence security and why we feel we need to put measures in place. we are then going to turn to what are the increased risks of mass collection of data on the public? finally, what are the implications of this on how we implement foreign policy. it serves as an overarching of the things i would like to see us cover. i would like to start with the first question on the rent we face and why we need security. if there are no random
bombing reminded us that terrorism is still an ex existentialnd threats. a month later, edward snowden revelationsing about massive surveillance that our government was doing. this kicked off a healthy public debate about how we balance privacy and security. as you heard from greg, it is our mission at rand to improve the quality of public policy decision-making. that is why we brought together this panel. people who have different views. everyone here has deep expertise. we are hoping to have an open discussion. there will be some things and questions they will be unable to answer because of the situations. we will try to guide the discussion over a few topics. we will start with trying to understand what works with intelligence security and why we feel we need to put measures in place. we are then going to turn to what are the increased risks of mass collection of data on the public? are the what implications of this on how we implement foreign policy. ofserves as an overarching the things i would like to see us cover. i would like to start with the first question on the rent we face
can abuse the power that has been given to them. that includes rogue actors. edward snowden did not do what the government expected. in los angeles there was the public disorder and intelligence division that compiled information and used it for political purposes. information that is collected for law enforcement and security purposes is often used on political groups. >> if i could provide some perspective. the fbi operates through mandates that are codified in statute laws written by our congress and signed by the president into law. that process has produced, appropriately and necessarily, oversight, not just in the executive branch of government itself. the department of justice is obviously in the fbi as well. but also with the congress and through the court system and the judicial branch. that is to make sure that they and and day out, the work we are doing -- day in and day out, the work we are doing is representing the people of the united states and is what is required at that point in time. they have an expectation that we use those tools. they have an equal expectation that
correct because of some of the issues that edward snowden has been able to put out. their mission lately has been to try to make the american people more aware of the terrorist plots that have been foiled because of their action. over theseen red chili summer and even this week general alexander and director clapper be more forthright over the plot that have been foiled third if you count europe, it gets into the couple dozen area. that is something we have to be able to put out there to give reassurance to people like your that the intelligence community are doing all they can to protect us from international terrorism. host: our guest, michael allen, managing director of beacon global strategies, author of "blinking red -- crisis and compromise in american intelligence after 9/11." former majority staff, other position similar to that as well. south carolina, democrat line. caller: hi, pedro. i had a comment and a question for mr. allen. you are uniquely qualified to answer my question. that ient is added up is am a retired master sergeant, and the phrase plausible deniability -- that
to the nsa. we fired a lawsuit. lawsuit.a in 2008 we filed another. thanks to the leaks of edward snowden, this year we filed along with plaintiffs in the crowd a lawsuit stating that nsa surveillance violates the first amendment. we are a nonprofit civil liberties law and technology firm that got started way back in 1990, defending the rights of individuals to have constitutional rights when it comes to technology, but we can only do it because we have so many members supporting us, fighting with us, thank you for coming out here today. we could not do this without you. honestly, we could not do it without coalition members. a 100-plus organization to companies, folks who do amazing work all over the world, free press, who amazes me, you have no idea how many hours they put into putting this together. they have so much energy, you guys are the best. fight for the future, which makes me feel conservative by comparison. yesterday, friday, they put together 55 meetings in congress. citizens all over the country we came together and met in meetings for internet surveillance. we have demand p
a new job. a lawyer for edward snowden says his client works and technical support for a russian website. mr. snowden fled to hong kong and then to russia to escape aarges that he uncovered surveillance program at the national security agency. mr. snowden granted asylum in russia in august after being stuck at the moscow airport for more than a month. his whereabouts and russia remain up secret. a senate committee will investigate the shooting at the washington navy yard's this morning. today's hearing is to investigate whether background checks are adequate. areomes as officials analyzing how defense contractor aaron alexis was able to have a secret clearance despite a series of violent outbursts, repeated russia's with the law, and concerns about his mental health. live coverage of the hearing at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. spancan see that here on c- or listen on c-span radio. these are the latest headlines on c-span radio. was officiallyg my grandmother's white house were trip. lady bird johnson went looking for portraits of the first ladies to hang in the white house. she thought that
an end to secrecy. first you had the wiki leaks, private manning, and now you have edward snowden who has caused and international -- an international uproar. it makes you wonder whether the government can preserve some of the secrets because there are young people who have other ideas and they are willing to take the risk of putting them out. it is an interesting and relatively new development that makes it hard. some secrets should be kept, but it is a question of degree. it looks as though the nsa was doing too much. they have to do some things, obviously. there has to be a balance between security and freedom. we could live in a police state where the government knew everything. there has to be a balance between what the government needs to do and our own freedom and civil liberties and rights. they happen to be guaranteed in a thing called the constitution of the united states. host: is glenn greenwald a journalist or an activist? guest: you have to ask him, i think he is a little bit of both. host: why do you say that? guest: he made no secret that he has a point of view. that means
in germany. provided the site of former nsa contractor in -- edward snowden. of 2013, but not the content. caller: great job. a listen to every morning. i just came back from europe. i know it is going on over there. -- of the isu right now, we are the most powerful country in the world are defined the president of the united states says two things i want to do. a nice dinner here and then let them know that we are not playing games with you because if you ever put a missile in my country, i will blow your head off and that is it. and it is done. you said that he just came back from overseas echo what part? caller: athens. any reactions as to how the story is playing out over there? caller: i was born there 50 years ago. .he people create the problem we keeping the same politicians back over and over again. because justts revises like everybody else, my god. give the other guy chance to get in there, to serve his country. ray from loma linda california. he is on our independent line. caller: good morning, just briefly, as far as buying is concerned i think there's a number of issues to co
edward snowden. host: if you want to read more on that story, that is the front page of the "washington post." the front page of today's "usa just a little bit from that piece. host: that story in today's "usa today." on this subject of the hearings yesterday, play more calls and comments, some e-mails coming in. if you watched the hearing, you know a lot more about how wonderful it is that millions more will be covered. ,ecretary sebelius was direct and the congress representatives showed their hate and anger and. mona this morning -- hate and ignorance. mona this morning e-mailing entered we go to stanley on our line for democrats. good morning. caller: happy thursday. enemy and it is us. it is amazing be caller's and a lack of knowledge. i mean, they are basically regurgitating partyline talking points. we need to do a lot more research and a lot more looking into the real facts. i think sebelius did an excellent job of answering the questions. by the way, i think history will rate obama in the top 10 presidents. we just need to do more research. ok, we go to raymond from george on o
are questioning the quality of background checks. the edward snowden case, of course, raises some any questions. and so does the wikileaks. just yesterday we learned that the department of justice has joined a lawsuit against a company called united states investigations services, commonly known as usis. this is a company that formed about 45% of the background investigations that are contracted out by the office of personnel management. according to this lawsuit, usis engaged in a practice that company insiders referred to as dumping. some refer to as flushing. under this alleged scam they would send investigations back to the office of personnel management even though they had not gone through the full review process. through this dumping, usis maximized its profits. many national security experts have long argued the security clearance process is antiquated and in need of modernization. given recent events i think we have to ask whether the system is fundamentally flawed. we should also be mindful for many years both congress and the federal agencies were concerned about the backlog of secur
of "the washington journal." a continued clashed over the nsa -- spying leaks from edward snowden. this is the front page of "the financial times." the issue came up yesterday with the heads of the intelligence committee in the house and senate. they were asked if perhaps they would agree with some calls that have been made for edward snowden to receive clemency if he came home to the u.s. to testify in an investigation of the nsa. we will play a little bit of what chairman mike rogers and senator dianne feinstein said in that interview. [video clip] this was an all, american, contractor who was trusted and he stripped our system. if he wasopportunity a whistleblower, to pick up the phone and call the house intelligence committee, the senate intelligence committee and say i have some information you ought to see. maybeld certainly see him both together, maybe separately, but we would have seen him and we would have looked at that information. that did not happen. now he has done this an armistice service to our country. norma's disservice in this country and i believe in no clemen
checks. the edward snoweden case raises many of the -- snowden case raises many of the questions. and so does the wiki leaks. just yesterday we learned that the department of justice has joined a lawsuit against a company called united states investigations services, commonly known as usis. this is a company that formed about 45% of the background investigations that are contracted out by the office of personnel management. according to this lawsuit, usis engaged in a practice that company insiders referred to as dumping. some refer to as flushing. under this alleged scam they would send investigations back to the office of personnel management even though they had not gone through the full review process. through this dumping, usis maximized its profits. many national security experts have long argued the security clearance process is antiquated and in need of modernization. given recent events i think we have to ask whether the system is fundamentally flawed. we should also be mindful for many years both congress and the federal agencies were concerned about the backlog of security cle
this out, maintaining relevance in the arena, it should have been better by not allowing edward snowden to steal the documents that he stole from our country. "the guardian," is operating in its own best interest. they have inherited stolen goods, stolen information, and ind to be held accountable informing the world of these instances. what was stolen, we have tried as best we can to figure out what all he does have, but we are really at the mercy of "the guardian" as to how they roll the revelations out and how they spin them. it is a mostly inaccurate portrayal of that data. do you and the intelligence communities know exactly what he has? guest: no, he could have some stuff that we are not aware of. host: do you have an idea a echo -- id a? guest: -- idea? guest: we do in some instances, but not everything. host: they still cannot answer that question? guest: not definitively. no one can answer that question. host: how is it that that is not possible? there is a lot of it that he took over a long. of time. host: so, there is more to come? guest: i do not know, in infinite wisdom. ho
you had the wiki leaks, private manning, and now you have edward snowden who has ansed and international -- international uproar. there are young people who have other ideas and they are willing to take the risk of putting them out. it is an interesting and relatively new development that makes it hard. some secrets should be kept, but it is a question of degree. it looks as though the nsa was doing too much. they have to do some things, obviously. there has to be a balance between security and freedom. could live in a police state where the government knew everything. there has to be a balance between what the government freedom do and our own and civil liberties and rights. they happen to be guerin teed in a thing called the constitution of the united states. host: is glenn greenwald a journalist or an activist? erie: you have to ask him it i think he is a little bit of both. host: why do you say that? guest: he made no secret that he has a point of view. that means he is an activist. he was also writing for "the guardian." papers a liberal, leftish which has done som
secret until edward snowden leaked details earlier this year and ignited a fierce public debate over the extent of nsa snooping. under the bill, written by diane feinstein, they can continue collecting and snooping as they have. they will now need congressional approval. they will need to determine whether the snooping reduces any leads. run when ars can be terrorist target called an american phone number. this protects the country, according to mrs. feinstein. i do not believe this is an imposition on people's privacy rights. diana is calling from call for now. -- california. independent line. caller: health care and how badly it was rolled out. lied to us.ey'd they told us that this was going to be great for everyone. people are losing their health care. people have not apologized. going around is saying how great everything is. he is not out here. he is in his bubble in washington. he does not understand why people are suffering out here. we are not just suffering because of the health care law, we are suffering because of his economical stuff that he has rolled out that has made
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